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    kat_ebbs
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    For interest, I tried to work this out by Google search/Wiki views

    Coda very heavily searched in Spanish speaking regions. Very well in Mexico (all of South America, really). US/Can in the middle.

    The Power of The Dog did better in UK, Australia/NZ, France, Germany etc

    I’m sure THR published a percentage breakdown of locations of members the other day, but I can’t find it?

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    Voters always want to feel better with themselves while voting for a movie, like they’re giving a voice to a marginalized public or helping to give publicity to a social subject matter. At the end of the day, this is the prime reason for a movie to win Best Picture. There are some exceptions overall, like No Country For Old Men and Birdman, which were nihilist movies.

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    I learned how different celebrity’s personas can be to how they actually treat others…

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    Voters always want to feel better with themselves while voting for a movie, like they’re giving a voice to a marginalized public or helping to give publicity to a social subject matter. At the end of the day, this is the prime reason for a movie to win Best Picture. There are some exceptions overall, like No Country For Old Men and Birdman, which were nihilist movies.

    I agree with this. Whilst all very different, the last three Best Picture winners were all films that had unrepresented groups in cinema at the crux of their focus.

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Not to pay attention to critics when they rally around a “frontrunner” because they don’t vote for these awards. Also: no one is safe, and winning major precursors doesn’t mean someone will also get nominated for an Oscar.

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    Whether people want to admit it or not, CODA had immense passion. It’s very similar to Parasite a few years ago – although maybe not as strong – but the passion was still there. The moment CODA won SAG Ensemble I knew it was going to happen. Just like Parasite, people fell in love with the cast and crew, and that’s ultimately how they both propelled themselves into winning.

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    Nothing is considered a “frontrunner” until PGA and sag ensemble decides

    BAFTA returned to the streak of predicting the wrong best picture winner

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    To win Best Picture you need passion and emotion. I feel like since Nomadland won last year, people assumed that the Academy would go for another “artsy” and quieter film like The Power of the Dog. But that movie lacked a lot of emotion for people, where CODA had tons of it. Especially, during these very depressing times. I’m addition, I think while Nomadland was “artsy” and “slow,” it Stil had a lot of emotion with it. It was a lot about grief and had many feeling something. A lot of people had said they couldn’t say the same about The Power of the Dog. Also, stats aren’t everything as long as there is passion.

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    A streaming movie can win multiple major Oscars.

    A streaming movie can win Best Picture.

    But people have to actually enjoy it.

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    If you are a middling director with no Oscar nominations (like, oh let’s say John Hughes) you get a tribute from mostly has beens.

    If you are celebrating your 60th anniversary you get a tribute from three non-actors, even though your franchise already had a tribute nine years earlier.

    Would it have killed them to have a stage full of non-white performers (eg, Whoopi, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Ariana DeBose, countless others) sing To Sir, With Love? If anyone deserved a stand-alone tribute it was Mr. Poitier.

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    Also, stats aren’t everything as long as there is passion.

    Always and forever. 🙏

    FYC
    Best Picture: "Showing Up" (A24); “Bones & All” (MGM/UA)
    Best Director: Kelly Reichardt; Luca Guadagnino
    Best Actress: Michelle Williams; Taylor Russell
    Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet
    Best Supporting Actress: Hong Chau, Heather Lawless, Amanda Plummer; Chloe Sevigny
    Best Supporting Actor: Judd Hirsch, Andre Benjamin, John Magaro; Mark Rylance, Andre Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg
    Best Original Screenplay: Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond
    Best Adapted Screenplay: David Kajganich

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    Atleast they added clips darling. That’s the only thing that keep me watching lol.

    Yes. Also now that i can actually see the In Memoriam full video, it’s really smartly done (any omissions notwithstanding of course).

    FYC
    Best Picture: "Showing Up" (A24); “Bones & All” (MGM/UA)
    Best Director: Kelly Reichardt; Luca Guadagnino
    Best Actress: Michelle Williams; Taylor Russell
    Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet
    Best Supporting Actress: Hong Chau, Heather Lawless, Amanda Plummer; Chloe Sevigny
    Best Supporting Actor: Judd Hirsch, Andre Benjamin, John Magaro; Mark Rylance, Andre Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg
    Best Original Screenplay: Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond
    Best Adapted Screenplay: David Kajganich

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    We learned that Pretentious Gay Film Twitter (whose favorite movie is secretly Mean Girls and favorite singer is secretly Britney Spears) LOST BIG TIME.

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    To win Best Picture you need passion and emotion. I feel like since Nomadland won last year, people assumed that the Academy would go for another “artsy” and quieter film like The Power of the Dog. But that movie lacked a lot of emotion for people, where CODA had tons of it. Especially, during these very depressing times. I’m addition, I think while Nomadland was “artsy” and “slow,” it Stil had a lot of emotion with it. It was a lot about grief and had many feeling something. A lot of people had said they couldn’t say the same about The Power of the Dog. Also, stats aren’t everything as long as there is passion.

    If you think TPOTD is not about grief I don’t know what to tell you.

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    CODA was probably the only Best Picture nominee with the most passion and support like last winners Parasite and Nomadland. If you are an artsy film you can win Picture but that’s not enough, making voters feel something is the real deal. CODA was about family and language, the latter being probably one of the main reasons it won (even Yuh-jung Youn’s reaction to Troy’s win showed that, and I think it was for specifically that reason) and the ensemble + director appearances reminded me a LOT of Parasite in 2020.

    Best Picture winner CODA
    Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain

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